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New OS X Organization Utility On The Way

New OS X Organization Utility On The Way

by , 2:00 PM EST, January 4th, 2001

Chronos Software will release a new uber-utility at new week's MACWORLD Expo, Sticky Brain. Far more than just a replacement for Apple's Stickies, Sticky Brain includes a host of helpful features such as automatic web site password storage/retrieval and a number of word processing capabilities. According to Chronos:

Chronos L.C. is pleased to announce the release of StickyBrain, a new Macintosh software product. Chronos will officiallyunveil StickyBrain at Macworld Expo 2001. StickyBrain is one of the firstapplications written specifically for Apple's new OS X operating system. Aclassic version for PowerPC Macs running OS 8.1 or above will also beavailable.

StickyBrain is a personal productivity application that incorporates a"sticky note" interface. But that's where the similarity to the standardStickies program ends. StickyBrain is the ultimate information storehouse.It helps users organize all of the miscellaneous information that clutterstheir lives and desktops.

StickyBrain can store any type of information including text, pictures,sounds, file/application links, contacts, web and e-mail addresses, etc. To make all of this information easily accessible, StickyBrain includes apowerful filtering system that the user can customize as needed. StickyBrainis built on a robust word processor with features such as automaticspell-checking, search and replace, page formatting and multiple undos.

HOTKEYS
One of StickyBrain's most powerful features is called HotKeys. HotKeys makesit easy to transfer information to and from other applications. For example,if the user is surfing the web and comes across an interesting article, they can press a special key combination and the article will be saved as asticky‹even if StickyBrain isn't running! HotKeys can also be assigned toindividual stickies so the text from the sticky can be pasted into otherapplications.

Password management is a chore that faces anyone who uses the internet. How does one keep track of all the names & passwords for secure websites thataccumulate over time? With StickyBrain, a user can go to any website and the software will instantly retrieve the user name and password associated with that web address.

StickyBrain provides many other features to help users stay organized. These include to-do lists, contact lists, alarms and an infinitely customizeableinterface. Each sticky can be assigned a different color, texture orbackground picture (JPEG). To keep information safe from prying eyes,StickyBrain includes an encryption option.

Demo's of StickyBrain will be available during next week's MACWORLD conference, and the full version will be available for US$34.95. You can find more information at the Chronos web site.

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